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1 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Golovko, Arseni G., Admiral. Translated by Peter Bloomfield. Edited with introduction by Sir Aubrey Mansergh. WITH THE RED FLEET: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF THE LATE ADMIRAL ARSENI G. GOLOVKO.
Putnam, London, 1965, first British edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Editor's Preface; Reflections Over my Diary; The Long-awaited Surprise, June 1941; A Calculated Risk, June 1941 ; Mistakes Notwithstanding, July-August 1941; A Shot for Victory, September-December 1941; On the External Route, September 1941-June 1942; The Story of PQ 17, July 1942; A Rebuff to the Scheer, August-September 1942; The Fight off Kanin N o s , S e p tember 1942; The Tragedy of the Sokrushitelny, October-December 1942; Submarine Exploits, December 1942-September 1943; Summoned to Moscow, October 1943; The Convoy Proceeds in Silence, October-November 1943; The End of the Scharnhorst, N ov em b er -D ec ember 1943; On the Arctic Communications, January-October 1944; An Example to Posterity, September-December 1944; Standing Astride the Sea, May-June 1945; A Postscript; Index. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, faint e ras ed pen ci l m ark s o n free front endpaper, very light rubbing on boards, two very small dints to top edge of front board, rear board fore-edge extends beyond edge of front board 1/8". VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18., Gray, Edwyn A.
4 Gray, Edwyn A. THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972, book club edition. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The explosion which followed Kapitanleutnant Schweiger's curt order to fire on the afternoon of 7 May 1915 far exceeded even his most fervid imaginings. For the torpedo which streake d away from U 20 in response to his command sent to the bottom of the sea the liner Lusitania and with her 1,195 innocent men, women and children, many of them citizens of neutral America and the howl of indignation which followed this cold-b l o o d e d atrocity resounded throughout the world...(The author) looks at the German side of the picture and in the process raises some very topical moral issues. When two countries are at war is it to be total or limited war and, if the latter, w ho i s to d e fine the limits? The problem was to bedevil the German Submarine Service throughout the First World War as the Kaiser and his Admirals weighed and reweighed the effects of the British blockade against the value of American neutra lit y a nd no in cid en t, except perhaps the invasion of Belgium, more clearly defined the problem than the sinking of the Lusitania. Edwyn Gray tells the exciting story of those extraordinarily brave submariners, some like Schweiger, utterly rut hles s, o the rs the very pa ragon of chivalry. Given the facts the reader is left ot make his own judgement as to the ethics of their behaviour..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has large light wate rstai n at bott om of r ear f lap- fold/rear panel, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold has been colored in with black dye or ink. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18., Hoehling, A.A.
5 Hoehling, A.A. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18.
Arthur Barker, London, 1965. 
336 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Written with crisp authority, in a tense, documentary style (this book) presents an unforgettable picture of the battles, the ships, and the fighting men who se blood reddened the seven seas though more than four flaming years of the Great War....(It) ranges over all the world's oceans, from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic to the remote coaling stations of the southern seas. It tells of the m i g h t y l ine of battleships and cruisers whose collision at Jutland resulted in the war's vastest engagement. It describes the revolutionary entry of the dreaded submarine onto the naval scene with the exploits of Kapitanleutnant Otto Weddingen 's U -9 a ga i ns t a trio of British cruisers in the North Sea. And it supplies a possible solution to one of the great maritime mysteries of all time - the baffling disappearance at sea of the collier Cyclops." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at to p/b ott om of sp ine, light rubbing, two tiny and one small corner bump. Dust jacket has chips and tears with old tape repairs, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, crease down front flap. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT., Jackson, Robert.
6 Jackson, Robert. THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT.
Brown, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884605 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photograph, reproductions, profiles, cutaways. "Beginning with the age of sail and the Battle of Trafalgar, the book describes the devel opment of the first primitive ironclads with traversing turrets, the battles of the American Civil War, and the heyday of the battleship in the decades before the outbreak of World War I. (It) shows how new technologies helped shape naval tactics a n d the advances in ship design during the nineteenth century, culminating in two new classes of ship, the dreadnought and the battlecruiser, that saw much action at the Battle of Jutland and the other naval encounters of World War I, and which ar e al so discussed in depth here. By World War II the battleship, threatened by the submarine and difficult to protect from either underwater or aerial attack, had been usurped by the aircraft carrier from its position as prime naval weapon - as was d ram atically demonstrated at Pearl Harbor. They remained potent threats, however, and (this book) covers the notable battles of the war, including the exploits of the Graf Spee, Bismarck and Tirpitz in the Atlantic and North Sea, and the Yamato in the Pacific. Finally the gradual postwar decommissioning of the last true battleships is described, along with the last swansongs of the American 'Iowa' class in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars before their final retirement." Previous owner's place, dat e an d sigature on free front endpaper; very small bump at bottom corner of boards, small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - mainly on re ar p anel, small indent mark on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MENACE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ., Kennedy, Ludovic.
7 Kennedy, Ludovic. MENACE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1979, first edition. 
176 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283984945 B&w photographs, maps. "This is the first book on the 'Tirpitz' to draw on the rich store of 'Ultra' signals, the German top secret coded naval signals that were decrypted by t he famous code-breakers of Bletchley Park and are only now being released to the Public Records Office. The transcripts of these intercepted signals put the story of the 'Tirpitz' in a fascinating new perspective, not only in revealing how th e y h e l ped the British to locate 'Tirpitz' and attack her, but also how faulty appreciation of them led to the disastrous scattering of Convoy PQ 17 in the false belief that 'Tirpitz' was about to attack it. The 'Tirpitz' and her sister-ship 'B is ma r ck ' we re the largest and fastest European battleships ever built. They were also the last. After a brief operation in the Atlantic, the 'Bismarck' was destroyed by British forces, and Hitler, worried that 'Tirpitz' would suffer a similar fa te, d ete rm ine d that she should be stationed out of harm's way, in a strategic position in the Norwegian fjords. There she acted as a fleet-in-being, presenting a continuing threat to the covoys carrying vital British war supplies to northe rn R ussi a w hich ra n a gauntlet on every voyage. With his considerable narrative gifts (the author) describes the devastating effects of the presence of this menace in the Norwegian fjords and the many heroic and ingenious attempts to sink her. " Sl ight bump ing a t to p/bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Layman, R.D. NAVAL AVIATION IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR: ITS IMPACT AND INFLUENCE.
London Caxton 2002 1840673141 / 9781840673142 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "This superbly-researched book gives a complete overview of all aspects of naval aviation in the First World War; its significant influence on operations and strategy, which has never before been properly explained, is detailed by R D Layman in this far-reaching survey. Furthermore, Britain's Royal Naval Air Service, sponsored by the pro-aviation First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, pioneered many aspects of aerial warfare, including strategic bombing, anti-submarine warfare and the development of long-range aircraft, and the development of ships to carry aircraft, from the seaplane-carriers of 1914 to HMS Argus, the first flat-top aircraft carrier. And finally this book lays to rest the myth of the 'Battleship Admirals' whose conservatism and dislike of aircraft were said to have prevented naval aviation achieving its full potential. On the contrary, the naval high commands on all sides were very keen to exploit the possibilities offered by aviation, and indeed made demands of their fledgling naval air arms that were beyond the capabilities of the available technology. New light is shed on little-known aspects of the naval war in the air, including the operations of the Imperial Russian Navy's seaplane-carrier squadron in the Black Sea, the world's first 'carrier strike force', the Royal Navy's use of observation balloons tethered to ships, and the vital role played by aviation in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Smith, Peter C. ARCTIC VICTORY: THE STORY OF CONVOY PQ 18.
Crecy 1994 0947554440 / 9780947554446 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "In the critical summer of 1942 the climax of the war at sea was reached with three tremendous convoy battles, one in the Mediterranean and two on the cruel Arctic convoy route to North Russia. In July 1942 came the disaster of PQ 17 whose annihilation was an unmitigated defeat for the Allies. In August the bulk of the Royal Navy's slender resources were switched to the Mediterranean to fight through the 'Pedestal' convoy to Malta. This was fought through successfully but at very heavy cost. Then in September 1942 the ships of PQ 18 put to sea in proud defiance of the grim fate of PQ 17. The hard-fought action that followed is described in this detailed and careful study of one of the major convoy battles of World War II. Peter C. Smith has researched his subject to a great depth and the resulting blow-by-blow account of the passage of this convoy constitutes a record of epic courage and grim determination, heroism and dogged endurance. It is a proud chapter in the maritime history of the Royal Navy." Tiny faint stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, small area of very tiny dints on front panel. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND BANK, MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 1916.  THE DISPATCHES OF ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE AND VICE-ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY., Terry, C. Sanford, editor.  (Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty.)
10 Terry, C. Sanford, editor. (Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty.) THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND BANK, MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 1916. THE DISPATCHES OF ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE AND VICE-ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY.
London Oxford University Press 1916 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
95 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w maps/battle plans, small diagrams showing positions/directions of ships. "On May 31, 1916, the German High Sea Fleet was brought to an engagement off Jutland Bank, on the coast of Denmark. Earlier in the day Admirals von Scheer and Hipper had put out from their bases upon 'an enterprise directed northward', in the language of the German Admiralty. The phrase, if it does not conceal indefinite purpose, certainly connotes an enterprise other than the engagement of May 31, though the semi-official narrative of the battle, published on June 5, announced Admiral von Scheer to have left port 'to engage portions of the British Fleet, which were repeatedly reported recently to be off the coast of Norway'. Having regard to the patent facts of the naval situation, the statement is merely bombastic, except in so far a the surprise and destructiion of a scouting battle-cruiser squadron may have been hoped for." Fom the Introductory Note. Interior - small wrinkle at fore-edge of pages 1 to 6, tiny soft bump to top corner of approx. last 25 pages. Exterior - three corners with very small crease, very light browning to spine and edges of covers, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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